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Parliament adjourned for the day amid uproar over JPC and Azam Khan

IANS  New Delhi, April 26, 2013
First Published: 13:04 IST(26/4/2013) | Last Updated: 16:00 IST(26/4/2013)

After opposition ruckus over various issues again distrupted the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Friday, both the houses were adjourned for the day.

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In both the houses, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members raised the issue of coal blocks and 2G spectrum allocations.

The main opposition party also raised the issue of an affidavit filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation on the alleged government interference in the status report on its coal blocks probe.

Samajwadi Party (SP) members raised the issue of their leader and Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan being "insulted" at an airport in the US.

Azam Khan, accompanying chief minister Akhilesh Yadav for a presentation at Harvard University on the management of millions of Kumbh Mela pilgrims, was detained for about 10 minutes at Boston Logan International Airport on Wednesday.

Both houses lost the crucial question hour and were first adjourned till noon within minutes after meeting at 11 a.m.

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day soon after it met at noon.

Resuming at 12 noon, Rajya Sabha witnessed disruptions again, forcing Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien to adjourn the house till 2.30 p.m. The upper house was finally adjourned for the day when it met at 2.30 p.m.

The two houses did not transact any business except the routine laying of papers, which took place amidst the ruckus.


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